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Add to Calendar 01/03/2022 12:00 PM 01/03/2022 1:30 PM Australia/Sydney Climate change impacts, adaptation and vulnerability – IPCC 6th Assessment Report Australian Authors Speak

 

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What impact is our changing climate having on our lives, jobs and homes? And what policy frameworks are needed to ensure a resilient and prosperous future for Australia?

Following the release of the next Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, the Australian Academy of Science is hosting an online forum on Tuesday 1 March at 12:00 pm AEDT to help inform and support policy makers and those interested in how Australia can reduce its vulnerability to the impacts of climate change.

Join the President of the Australian Academy of Science, Professor John Shine, as he discusses the report with four of the Australian contributing authors. The panel will also answer questions live from the online audience.

Date: Tuesday 1 March 2022

Time: 12.00pm - 1.30pm AEDT

 

Panel

  • Professor John Shine AC PresAA FAHMS(Hon) FRS (Moderator) 
  • Professor Brendan Mackey, Griffith University (IPCC Author)
  • Professor Gretta Pecl, University of Tasmania (IPCC Author)
  • Professor Lauren Rickards, RMIT (IPCC Author)
  • Dr Francis Chiew, CSIRO (IPCC Author)

 

About the report

Part of the sixth assessment report delivered by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the Working Group II contribution assesses global and local impacts of climate change on ecosystems, biodiversity, societies, cultures and settlements. It further addresses the vulnerabilities, capabilities and limits of the natural world and societies to adapt, and informs efforts to reduce climate-associated risk.

This builds on the published Working Group I contribution on the physical basis of climate change, and not-yet released Working Group III contribution on climate change mitigation.

 

About the IPCC Authors

Professor Brendan Mackey, Griffith University

Professor Brendan Mackey is Director of Griffith University's Climate Action Beacon. He has a PhD in plant ecology from The Australian National University. He is widely published in the related fields of environmental biogeography, climate change impacts and adaptation, and forest ecosystems. He has contributed to numerous national and international expert assessments and reports including for the Convention on Biological Diversity, the FAO, the IUCN as well as the Australian Government along with many state and local governments. Brendan is a Coordinating Lead Author for the IPCC 6th Assessment Report Working Group II - Impacts, Vulnerability and Adaption, and an author on the Summary for Policy Makers.  

Dr Francis Chiew, CSIRO

Dr Francis Chiew is a hydrologist with 30 years of experience in research, teaching and consulting. Francis currently leads the Surface Water and Basin Outcomes research group in CSIRO in Canberra. He is internationally known for his research in hydroclimate, hydrological modelling and water resources management. Francis has a strong track record of engaging with universities, government and industry, to ensure that the research have a direct path to impact informing planning and adaptation in the water resources and related sectors. He is a member of several global and national water expert committees including Lead Author of the IPCC Fifth and Sixth Assessment reports. 

Professor Gretta Pecl, University of Tasmania

Professor Gretta Pecl is a marine ecologist at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS), and the Director of the Centre for Marine Socioecology (CMS) at the University of Tasmania. She has deep expertise exploring the impact of climate change on natural systems, and developing adaptation options for conservation, fisheries and aquaculture. She is a Lead Author for the IPCC AR6 Working Group II report, and an Australian Research Council 'Future Fellow'. 

Professor Lauren Rickards, RMIT

Professor Lauren Rickards is Director of the Urban Futures Enabling Capability Platform and co-lead of the Climate Change Transformations Research Group at RMIT University. A human geographer by training, her work examines the social, cultural and political complexities of disaster response and climate change adaptation. She is a Lead Author of the Australasian chapter of the Sixth Assessment Report by the IPCC’s Working Group II on Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability.

 

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events@science.org.au

12:00 PM March 01 - 1:30 PM March 01, 2022

Climate change impacts, adaptation and vulnerability – IPCC 6th Assessment Report Australian Authors Speak

 

View the event recording above. 

 

What impact is our changing climate having on our lives, jobs and homes? And what policy frameworks are needed to ensure a resilient and prosperous future for Australia?

Following the release of the next Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, the Australian Academy of Science is hosting an online forum on Tuesday 1 March at 12:00 pm AEDT to help inform and support policy makers and those interested in how Australia can reduce its vulnerability to the impacts of climate change.

Join the President of the Australian Academy of Science, Professor John Shine, as he discusses the report with four of the Australian contributing authors. The panel will also answer questions live from the online audience.

Date: Tuesday 1 March 2022

Time: 12.00pm - 1.30pm AEDT

 

Panel

  • Professor John Shine AC PresAA FAHMS(Hon) FRS (Moderator) 
  • Professor Brendan Mackey, Griffith University (IPCC Author)
  • Professor Gretta Pecl, University of Tasmania (IPCC Author)
  • Professor Lauren Rickards, RMIT (IPCC Author)
  • Dr Francis Chiew, CSIRO (IPCC Author)

 

About the report

Working Group II: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability

Part of the sixth assessment report delivered by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the Working Group II contribution assesses global and local impacts of climate change on ecosystems, biodiversity, societies, cultures and settlements. It further addresses the vulnerabilities, capabilities and limits of the natural world and societies to adapt, and informs efforts to reduce climate-associated risk.

This builds on the published Working Group I contribution on the physical basis of climate change, and not-yet released Working Group III contribution on climate change mitigation.

 

About the IPCC Authors

Professor Brendan Mackey, Griffith University

Professor Brendan Mackey is Director of Griffith University's Climate Action Beacon. He has a PhD in plant ecology from The Australian National University. He is widely published in the related fields of environmental biogeography, climate change impacts and adaptation, and forest ecosystems. He has contributed to numerous national and international expert assessments and reports including for the Convention on Biological Diversity, the FAO, the IUCN as well as the Australian Government along with many state and local governments. Brendan is a Coordinating Lead Author for the IPCC 6th Assessment Report Working Group II - Impacts, Vulnerability and Adaption, and an author on the Summary for Policy Makers.  

Dr Francis Chiew, CSIRO

Dr Francis Chiew is a hydrologist with 30 years of experience in research, teaching and consulting. Francis currently leads the Surface Water and Basin Outcomes research group in CSIRO in Canberra. He is internationally known for his research in hydroclimate, hydrological modelling and water resources management. Francis has a strong track record of engaging with universities, government and industry, to ensure that the research have a direct path to impact informing planning and adaptation in the water resources and related sectors. He is a member of several global and national water expert committees including Lead Author of the IPCC Fifth and Sixth Assessment reports. 

Professor Gretta Pecl, University of Tasmania

Professor Gretta Pecl is a marine ecologist at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS), and the Director of the Centre for Marine Socioecology (CMS) at the University of Tasmania. She has deep expertise exploring the impact of climate change on natural systems, and developing adaptation options for conservation, fisheries and aquaculture. She is a Lead Author for the IPCC AR6 Working Group II report, and an Australian Research Council 'Future Fellow'. 

Professor Lauren Rickards, RMIT

Professor Lauren Rickards is Director of the Urban Futures Enabling Capability Platform and co-lead of the Climate Change Transformations Research Group at RMIT University. A human geographer by training, her work examines the social, cultural and political complexities of disaster response and climate change adaptation. She is a Lead Author of the Australasian chapter of the Sixth Assessment Report by the IPCC’s Working Group II on Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability.

 

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